Spring 2016 – Digital Issue

Spring 2016 – Digital Issue

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Strategic Nonprofit Management: Frameworks and Scaffolding

Spring 2016: Volume 23, Issue 1

Features

  • Welcome

  • The Nonprofit Ethicist
    What are the ethical questions involved in donors sitting on a nonprofit board? And when a family foundation experiences a generational shift and its interests change, does it have any responsibility to current grantees? This and more from the incomparable Nonprofit Ethicist. by Woods Bowman

  • Governance and Accountability: A Different Choice for Nonprofits
    Theories of governance are underdeveloped in the nonprofit sector. Here, the author walks us through alternative conceptual frameworks that may produce better results. by Tracey Coule

  • Models and Components of a Great Nonprofit Dashboard
    Dashboards are enormously useful for keeping strategic goals in play. So, how do you create an effective dashboard? Financial-management experts Hilda Polanco and Sarah Walker guide readers through a step-by-step process, using real-life examples from a variety of nonprofit organizations. by Hilda H. Polanco and Sarah Walker

  • Self-Coaching Strategies for Nonprofit Leaders
    Some argue that leadership is most effectively learned on the job, and this makes our mentors and colleagues critical sources of guidance. Here, the authors provide a format for selfcoaching that can add enormously to leaders’ ability to learn from every situation. by Jean Lobell, Pavitra Menon, and Mohan Sikka

  • Keeping It in Reserve: Grantmaking for a Rainy Day
    This article builds on our recent offloading of the overhead obsession, and makes a case for funders helping to ensure financial reserves and liquidity. by Hilda H. Polanco and John Summers

  • Considerations on Bringing Virtual Stakeholder Dialogue into Organizations: Dispersion of Control and Organizational Identification
    Despite the growing importance of managing stakeholder integration and dialogue, there has been scant academic attention paid to the issue. This article delves into the structures that can help organizations internally coordinate issues emerging from stakeholder dialogue. by Paul H. Driessen, Robert A. W. Kok, and Bas Hillebrand

Departments

  • Dr. Conflict
    How do you quell the tensions that arise from a miffed funder? Dr. Conflict is back to advise on this and other questions with the simple wisdom from which every nonprofit leader can benefit. by Mark Light, MBA, PhD

  • Charitable Plutocracy: Bill Gates, Washington State, and the Nuisance of Democracy
    Can we maintain the integrity of the democratic process, when multibillionaire philanthropists like Bill Gates and the Koch brothers are able to shape policy without input from the public in a way ordinary citizens cannot? by Joanne Barkan

  • Social Media Effectiveness for Public Engagement: An Example of Small Nonprofits
    After studying twenty-six small environmental nonprofits, the authors found many examples of how small organizations respond to the challenges and constraints they encounter with their uses of social media. A remarkable on-the-ground view of social media practice. by Youyang Hou and Cliff Lampe

  • Is Each Site in Your Nonprofit Network Raising as Much Revenue as It Can?
    In multisite nonprofit networks, you will always find uneven fundraising performance from one community to another. This article presents an analytical tool, common in the corporate world, to use in considering the reasons behind the success or lack thereof of revenue generation in a particular community. by Mark McKeag and Andrew Flamang